It Wont Start on 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

I recently let the battery die due to age and lack of use, when I replaced it I had hoped to just turn the key and have it start like it did last fall. All of the electronics seem to be working but i get absolutely nothing when i turn the key, not so much as a click. Any ideas? Could this be alarm related? I really cant afford to take it to VW right now and i hate to waste the good weather.

by in Newburgh, NY on June 18, 2010
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2 answers
ANSWER by , June 18, 2010
Check the battery terminals for corrosion and make sure they are clean and tight
ANSWER by , January 30, 2011
You may need a new alternator